methacrylate resinmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Polymerised methacrylic acid;a translucent plastic material, used for the manufacture of various medical appliances, surgical instruments, and seating components used in total joint replacement; it possesses the optical properties of fused quartz, and is readily molded when heated; formerly used in electron microscopy for embedding tissues, now superseded by epoxy resin's.

(05 Mar 2000)